Septenber 10, 2002, Volume 20 number 2

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Relaciones Interetnicas en Saraguro 1962 - 1972 by Linda S. Belote, professor, Department of Anthropology, has just been published by Abya Yala, Ecuador’s leading publisher for anthropology. In addition Belote authored an article entitled “Ecuadorian Bead weaving: unusual netting by the Saraguro Indians” in the June issue of Bead and Button magazine. Kelly Lightner, UMD student, published a follow-up article on Saraguro beading techniques in the August issue of Bead and Button.

Photographs by Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, were selected by Professor Ying Tan of the University of Oregon for the D-Art 2002 gallery and on-line exhibition, part of the International Conference on Information Visualization IV at the University of London, last July. Among the sponsors are Purdue University, the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth,UK, and Motorola UK.

The work of Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, is included in the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition “Regarding Beauty,” which runs from August 1-September 30 at Texas Woman’s University. Her work was selected by MacArthur Fellow and leading historian of African American photography Deborah Willis, professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

An exhibition of work by the Lake Superior Group is currently on display through September 21 at the Northfield Art Guild in Northfield, Minnesota. Artists include UMD art alumna Catherine Koemptgen, Tweed Museum’s Martin DeWitt and Peter Weizenegger, and art department faculty Adu Gindy, Dean Lettenstrom and Nancy Cramer Lettenstrom. The exhibition will travel to the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, where it will open November 8.

Duane (Spike) Millslagle, associate professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation, recently published a study entitled, “Recognition Accuracy by Experienced Men and Women Players of Basketball” in the referee journal, Perceptual and Motor Skills. This study used a perceptual cognitive paradigm of basketball game situations to determine visual recognition accuracy differences by position of play (guards, forwards, and centers) with men and women players.

William Payne, associate professor, Department of Theatre, recently directed the play Quake by Melanie Marnich at the American Theater Company of Chicago. The show runs September 4-October 6. Marnich will also be in residence at UMD for two weeks during fall semester. Her play BLUR will be produced in December by UMD Theatre.

George (Rip) Rapp, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, recently had his book, Archaeomineralogy, published by Springer-Verlag. A copy is in the UMD library.

Cheryl Reitan, UMD publications director, has received a writing residency at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia for part of October 2002.

Neale L. Roth, director, Kirby Student Center, had the article “University for Seniors finds a home at the University of Minnesota Duluth” published in the July issue of The Bulletin, the magazine of the Association of College Unions International.

Janelle L. Wilson, associate professor, Department of Sociology, had the article, “Blue Ring Around a White Collar: An Application of Marginality,” published in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. 59(1), pp. 25-31, Spring 2002.

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak gave the following invited seminar lectures on predictive toxicology, QSAR and Mathematical Chemistry during his recent trip to India: “Predicting therapeutic activity, health hazard, and ecotoxicity of chemicals using structural and and proteomics based descriptors: An integrated approach,” at the Bose Institute, Kolkata, India; a two-part lecture on “Predicting bioactivity and toxicity of chemicals from structure and proteomics based descriptors” at the Department of Biochemistry, Calcutta University, Kolkata; a two-part lecture on “Use of discrete mathematics in chemistry, drug design and ecotoxicology,” Part I: Molecular descriptors and QSAR; Part II: Molecular similarity and integrated QSAR in predictive toxicology at the Sivatosh Mookerjee Science Center, Kolkata, India; an invited lecture on “Integration of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics for drug discovery and environmental protection: An integrated approach in the post-genomic era,” at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata; “Use of mathematical invariants in drug discovery and toxicology in the post-genomic ear: An in silico approach.” Subhash Basak, Denise Mills, Brian Gute, Greg Grunwald and Alexandru Balaban published the chapter “Applications of topological indices in the property/ bioactivity/ toxicity prediction of chemicals” in the book Topology in Chemistry: Discrete Mathematics of Molecules.

John Pastor presented “What are the potential effects of future climate change on Minnesota forests?” at the Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems workshop in Minneapolis in June.

Brian Brashaw and Xiping Wang, senior scientist, attended the 13th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood at the University of California at Berkeley. Xiping presented “Diameter Effect on Stress Wave Evaluation of Modulus of Elasticity of Logs.” Robert Ross, Brian Brashaw, John Erickson, John Forsman and Roy Pellerin were coauthors. Brian Brashaw, Robert Ross, Xiping Wang, John Forsman and John Erickson presented a poster entitled “Structural Condition Assessment using Nondestructive Testing.”

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Annette L. Boman, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, was selected to speak at
the first summer meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The conference was entitled “Non-traditional Functions of Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-like Proteins” and was held in Colorado Springs, CO in August.

Boman; Paul Salo, 2001 B.S. graduate in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Melissa Hauglund, underraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Nicole L. Strand, 1999 B.S. graduate in Cell Biology; Shelly Rensink, M.S. graduate student in Chemistry; and Olga Zhdankina, research associate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; published a research article entitled “Arf interaction is not sufficient for yeast Gga function or localization” in the flagship journal of the ASCB, Molecular Biology of the Cell 13:3078-3095 (2002).

Richard Leino, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, is a co-author with Gerald Ankley and his group at the Environmental Protection Agency Laboratory of a publication entitled “Evaluation of the aromatase inhibitor fadrozole in a short-term reproduction assay with the fathead minnow.”

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